How do you disguise a family vacation if you are the President of the United States? Do a little official business and that will cover over the fact that Mr Prez and teh family are really spending $60 to $100 million to go on a trip to Africa later this month. President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later towards the end of June, but the trip won't be cheap because it is expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
Read some of the outlandishly expensive items needed to make our Commander-in-Chief secure when he travels to the African continent:
"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency," reports the Post.
"Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
"The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad."
Oh how arrogant we must look to the rest of the world when out leaders travel abroad and we send them to radically poor countries with 14 limousines.